December 12, 2013 RSS feed / Top News

Newest members announced for Diamond Volunteer ranks

The 2014 Diamond Volunteer Award winners have been announced by Kelly Capolino, founder of the program that recognizes three nonprofit organizations each year based on exceptional volunteer dedication and positive influence made in the lives of other More...

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Thousands of people turned out for the annual holiday tree lighting at Sugden Plaza on Fifth Avenue South. More...

Setting out on another season of guided walks at Clam Pass

CONSERVANCY NATURE NOTES

The Conservancy has offered guided walks at Clam Pass every December through April for the last 12 years. This year on opening day Monday, Dec. More...

Catch a guided cruise to Fakahatchee Island

The Friends of Fakahatchee hosts a guided holiday cruise to historic Fakahatchee Island from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 19.  The island off the coast of Everglades City was once home to a thriving community of farming and fishing families. More...

Airport’s 70th anniversary celebration cleared for takeoff

The public is invited to help the city of Naples Airport Authority celebrate the 70th anniversary of Naples Municipal Airport during open house from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the airport. Admission and parking are free.  More...

Don’t let a ticket spoil your holidays

The Collier County Sheriff’s Office gives drivers a heads-up that traffic enforcement deputies will be posted at the following places the week of Dec. 16-20:  ¦ Monday, Dec. 16  U.S. More...

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

¦ Seminole Casino Immokalee is gathering toys to benefit the Guadalupe Center in Immokalee through Sunday, Dec. 15. More...

College students can apply for scholarships

The Collier County Supervisor of Elections Office is accepting applications for $1,200 scholarships provided by the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections. More...

CLUB NOTES

¦ The Ohio State Alumni Club of Naples is chartering the Double Sunshine for the Naples Christmas Boat Parade on Saturday, Dec. 14. Tickets For $40 per person are available on line at www.Naplesbuckeyes.com. More...

Special Sections

Arts & Entertainment News

To hell and back

One-man play tells the story of Jacob Marley’s journey

THE FRENCH PHILOSOPHER SARTRE SAID THAT hell is other people.  But according to “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol,” playing at the Gulfshore Playhouse through Dec. More...

Local Scrooge makes it to the big Times (as in, The Sunday New York Times)

Putting on “A Christmas Carol” is an annual holiday tradition for some theaters. In recognition of this, The New York Times on Sunday, Dec. More...

Enjoying the ride

The Band Perry headed in this direction

Kimberly Perry, lead singer of the sibling group The Band Perry, sees more than a little symbolism in “Done,” the recent chart-topping single from the group’s current album, “Pioneer.”  More...

Organizing, promoting events is music to his ears

Mike Randall describes himself as an idea guy, someone whose ever-percolating mind churns out new ideas for his business at an almost endless pace.  It’s that creativity that has helped the Naples resident burst upon Southwest Florida&rsqu More...

J. Dudley Goodlette exemplifies the spirit of benevolence, public service

HODGES UNIVERSITY HUMANITARIAN OF THE YEAR

Hodges University has named long-time Naples attorney and community leader J. Dudley Goodlette as its 2014 Humanitarian of the Year. The award will be presented during a luncheon Thursday, Feb. 6, at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort.  More...

Emergency meals packed and ready for transport to Haiti

About 250 volunteers of all ages pitched in to pack 75,000 emergency meals bound for the Caribbean island of Haiti in two hours one recent morning in the cafeteria at Gulf Coast High School. More...

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida was a natural place for Santa to enjoy breakfast with some of his biggest fans on Saturday morning, Dec. 7. Young and old alike came to dine and share their wish lists with the jolly old soul.   More...

Moonlight on the Marsh series opens with lecture on water quality

One of the world’s pre-eminent experts on landscape ecology and ecological engineering kicks off the 2013-14 “Moonlight on the Marsh” lecture series presented by the Everglades Wetland Research Park of Florida Gulf Coast University. More...

All invited to ‘Preserving the Holiday Spirit’

The Naples Preserve Eco-Center welcomes all to its “Preserving the Holiday Spirit” open house from 4-7 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Dec. 13-15. More...

Make a Red Ribbon Promise not to drink and drive

Police officers, firefighters, paramedics and other emergency services workers make a commitment every day to keep Collier County safe. Now they’re asking the community to promise to not drink and drive this holiday season.  More...

Beware: The 12 Scams of Christmas

The Better Business Bureau advises savvy holiday shoppers that they’d better watch out for:  ¦Malware e-cards: Viruses and malware often travel in email attachments or links. More...

HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Clive Daniel Home was the setting for a holiday party to which guests brought donations to go under the tree for Angels Undercover, an organization that provides underwear, socks and school uniforms to underprivileged children in 10 Collier County el More...

Business News

Innovators

Dreamers carve out new niches

THE INNOVATIVE MIND NEVER STOPS. SOME Southwest Florida daydreamers willing to deviate from the norm are finding themselves rewarded with products and services they’re passionate about and sometimes, profit to go along with them. More...

BUSINESS MEETINGS

¦ A Job Search Support Group meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays at the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce. Contact Karen Klukiewicz at kluk77@comcast.net or visit www.napleschamber.org.   More...